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karate-chop

[ kuh-rah-tee-chop ]
/ kəˈrɑ tiˌtʃɒp /
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noun
a sharp blow used in karate, usually delivered by a slanting stroke with the side of the hand.
verb (used with object), ka·ra·te-chopped, ka·ra·te-chop·ping.
to strike with a karate-chop.
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Origin of karate-chop

First recorded in 1965–70
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